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Publisher Description

The first book in the Lightbringer series, the blockbuster fantasy epic from international bestseller Brent Weeks

Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.

When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how much he's willing to pay to protect a secret that could tear his world apart.

If you loved the action and adventure of the Night Angel trilogy, you will devour this incredible epic fantasy series by Brent Weeks.

'Brent Weeks is so good it's beginning to tick me off' Peter V. Brett

'Weeks has a style of immediacy and detail that pulls the reader relentlessly into the story. He doesn't allow you to look away' Robin Hobb

'I was mesmerised from start to finish. Unforgettable characters, a plot that kept me guessing, non-stop action and the kind of in-depth storytelling that makes me admire a writers' work' Terry Brooks

'Weeks has truly cemented his place among the great epic fantasy writers of our time' British Fantasy Society

Books by Brent Weeks

Night Angel
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows
Perfect Shadow (novella)

The Black Prism
The Blinding Knife
The Broken Eye
The Blood Mirror
The Burning White

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
August 26
Little, Brown Book Group

Customer Reviews

Tom Pat ,

Great reading perfect set up for more!

Much improved writing and story from Mr Weeks that still has me wondering who is really the good guy in all this.
The fantasy this story is built on is brilliant and I look forward to
Being able to explore this world in more detail in the next books!

CosmicGorilla ,

Original, Readable & Excellent Characterisation

I read this book on the recommendation of an old mate. My two-week 'vacation' in a very climatically-changeable Cancun was enough to see this one away. What I like about this book is the fact that the author has been, in no way at all, lazy: every character, relationship and back-story is believable and in some way 'true'. The truth of this book is that each of us can rollover or stand up and create from the light around us. A good theme, a good story and a crackin' read! I've already started reading book two!

Munatsi Ziumbe ,


Trying not to be to superfluous with my words, I would definitely bestow on this book the title of 'Greatness'. That is, great characters, great world, great story, but even greater plot twists. This, and the subsequent book are constantly finding new ways to surprise you, and it's always a good thing.

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